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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650
Screen: 15 cm e-ink, reactive
high-contrast touch screen
Storage: 1,200 e-books
(plus memory-card slots)
Weight: 215 g
Perfect for: A student or a student of life — especially one that’s an ardent bestseller- list follower.
Pros: The Sony Reader’s black and white e-ink display was the easiest on the eyes out of all units tested. Pages can be annotated either using a virtual keyboard or by writing on the touch-screen with the provided stylus. The reader supports multiple e-book file formats, including industry standards PDF and ePub. That means more books, including over a million public domain titles via Google and free e-book downloads from your local library using Sony Library Finder. It’s also the only unit that comes with its own protective sleeve.
Cons: While we generally like the screen, the contrast is not strong enough for reading in dim lighting. Turning a page causes a distracting flicker.